Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Back from Market with a Free Tutorial!

Hello Friends! 
It was a wonderful market for me this time around...in beautiful Kansas City Missouri! I did not do a booth, so I was free to wander around and visit lots of my dear friends in the fabric industry. Even though I did not do an exhibit, Riley Blake was wonderful about giving me lots of display space in their booth. Here are a few little pictures of what I had there on display...

 This above is our new Raincoat pattern for girls! (tweens)

My fabric collection on display is called Bohemian Festival, and there are two new patterns associated with this collection. The first is the little tween raincoat you see above, in sizes 8-14 for girls called "Chasing Rainbows."
The other is the adorable little "Pack Pack" backpack for kids you can see in the laminated fabric, hanging on the post. Here's another view of that.


As you can see there is a laminated cotton/ quilting cotton version and a denim version that would work great for little boys. 

Both of these patterns will be available very shortly at your local quilt shops, or you can order them directly through me. Just send us an email: golightlystudio@gmail.com OR

The fabric will be on the shelves in June! That's practically here...(!!)

As I promised in the title of this post, I have decided to do a few little tutorials for you from my schoolhouse at market. Schoolhouse is a class that many people in the industry do for market attendees who want a little more up close and personal experience to find out what is new and exciting on the horizon. In my schoolhouse, I featured some ideas for classes that shop owners could do in their shops to interest their customers and get them doing fun and creative things. 
This is one of the ideas that I presented. I will continue to post these little tutorials in the next few weeks, focusing on a different project for each one.

 These I call the Wizard of Oz Jeans. I call them that because I looked at these when they were finished, and I decided that if the munchkins were going to wear jeans, this is what they would look like!

This project uses a technique I call:

Use an old or purchased pair of jeans to start.
That's it! If you want to see these directions up close, just click on the directions to go to a printable page.

You can make the size of your leaves to fit the size of the jeans you are working on. This is just one of several fun ideas I have coming up for you to try!

If you want to see more pictures from quilt market, go to my facebook page and look at the new album of pictures I have posted.

See you soon...


Shirley Ann said...

How cool is that! One of my girls wants to have "cool" clothes, so this is definitely a way of making "boring" clothes more suitable to her.

Chris said...

Hi Lila, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Sandy said...

Hello Lila, wanted to tell you how much I love your designs, They make my brain go crazy with ideas!

Jacqueline said...

How fun to get that much display space and not have to work so hard this time for your own booth. I love the pink and green of the Bohemian design. Thanks for sending me the email. The Pack Pack is just adorable!

Deco Mode Art said...

Dear Lila
Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
I look again and again on your blog. I love it:)) Have a wonderful day.
Many greetings from Switzerland.

Anonymous said...

Love.the.Bohemian!!!!! Could you share how you made the green border on the little girl's embellished white tee in the display?? Love you....you always inspire and make me smile ;)

lindag1947 said...

Is there a pattern for that cute dress made out of a t shirt with ruffle on bottom? Linda gerig